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    Daily Covid-19 death toll drops to 38, lowest in 3 months

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    2,325 people test positive in a day, yielding a test positivity rate of 8.65%

    Single-day deaths from coronavirus hit a 93-day low in Bangladesh with health authorities reporting another 38 fresh fatalities in the 24 hours to 8am on Friday.

    The country earlier registered 36 deaths on June 9.

    Besides, another 2,325 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the 24 hours between 8am on Thursday and 8am on Friday.

    As many as 26,878 samples were tested across the country, with a positivity rate of 8.65%.

    During the same period, 3,856 more patients recovered from the disease, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
    The latest additions took the country’s death toll to 26,832, the total caseload to 1,527,215 and the total number of recoveries to 1,472,067.

    The seven-day moving average of single-day deaths in Bangladesh dropped further to 57.14 on Friday. On Thursday, it was 61.7.
    Dhaka counted 17 deaths, the highest among the eight divisions, followed by Chittagong with 10 fatalities.

    Five deaths were reported in Khulna, two each in Rajshahi and Mymensingh, and one each in Sylhet and Rangpur.

    Thirty-seven of them died at different hospitals across the country, while one died at home.
    Of the new patients, Dhaka logged 1,430 cases, the highest among the divisions, followed by Chittagong with 334.

    The infection rate against all tests conducted in the country to date stands at 16.6%.

    Meanwhile, the latest figures have put the recovery rate at 96.39% and the mortality rate at 1.76%.
    The countrywide Covid-19 restrictions imposed after Eid-ul-Azha were eased soon afterwards from August 11, much to the dismay of public health experts.

    They fear the recent downward trend in Covid-19 infections and deaths is only temporary and another wave of the pandemic may be just around the corner.

    Health professionals dread that while the infection rate may drop to as low as 10% by mid-September, it will start spiking again after that.

    Bangladesh reported its first three cases of Covid-19, a severe acute respiratory illness caused by a strain of coronavirus later named Sars-CoV-2, on March 8 last year. The first death was reported 10 days later
    The fast-spreading coronavirus has so far claimed over 4.62 million lives and infected more than 224.15 million people throughout the world till Friday afternoon, according to Worldometer.

    More than 200.77 million people have recovered from the disease, which has affected 222 countries and territories across the planet.

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